Lower Total Cost of Patient Care

Since the Asheville Project, it has been well-documented in medical literature that pharmacist involvement in the care team improves outcomes and lowers the total cost of patient care.  For a pharmacy to best impact patient care, they must have a mechanism in place to enroll, monitor, coordinate care, and engage with patients.  We believe this can be done through an adherence monitoring program.  Through these programs, pharmacy staff can engage with patients and ensure that any medication use problem is solved.  When done well, medication adherence and outcomes improve, overall prescription spending may go up, but the total healthcare spend goes down.

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This is also evident with pharmacist involvement in the patient’s transition of care from an inpatient facility to the home.  The more integrated pharmacy is in the discharge process and care plan implementation, the less likely the patient is to be readmitted to the facility. 

MedHere Today has a team of experienced pharmacy quality consultants that can help pharmacies identify and quantify opportunity areas within their practice.  Even if a pharmacy is currently maximizing these opportunities and positively impacting patient medication use, MedHere Today can assess, evaluate, and aggregate these outcomes improving services and then tie them into a network with other pharmacies providing similar enhanced services.

To learn more about how MedHere Today can help lower your total cost of patient care, contact us today.

 

MedHere Today has a team of experienced pharmacy quality consultants that can help pharmacies increase profitability and improve patient outcomes by engaging in strategic, revenue producing programs that drive value and foster care coordination growth opportunities.